Childrens Health and Parenting - Baby

The Link Between Folic Acid and Autism

If you're considering having a baby, you'll want to ask your doctor about folic acid and its potential role in preventing autism.

Are Touch Screens Bad for Your Toddler?

The jury's still out, but it may pay to limit screen time for young tykes. Learn more.

Could Motherhood Cause OCD?

Find out why new moms are at increased risk and how to get help.

Birthmark Basics: What Is a Hemangioma?

Whether your child has a strawberry birthmark, stork bite, or angel kiss, get the real facts behind this common kind of birthmark.

Spina Bifida: Prevention Tips

The most common birth defect in the U.S., spina bifida can be permanently disabling. But it's also highly preventable. Here's what you need to know.

Chromosomal Disorders: Get the Facts

By understanding the science behind chromosomal disorders, researchers have a better chance of preventing certain genetic disorders. Here's a cheat sheet for the rest of us.

Your Child With Hemophilia

Precautionary measures taken at home, and an appropriate treatment plan developed with your child's physician, can help make this chronic blood disorder manageable.

How to Be a Good Grandparent

Congratulations! You're a grandparent! Don't be nervous; you'll be a natural. Here are a few ideas to help you in your new role.

Breastfeeding in Public: How to Have a Better Experience

When you decide to breastfeed, everyone has an opinion. But you can manage intrusions and unsolicited advice without losing your cool.

Why Is Whooping Cough Back?

With around 18,000 new cases this year, health experts are calling the outbreak the most serious in 50 years. Here's how to protect your family.

Poison Control 101: How to Keep Kids Safe

It can happen in an instant. Learn how to prevent accidental poisoning and get key tips on what to do in an emergency.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It can result from a car accident or even a bad fall. Here's what you should know.

Health by the Numbers: Children's Health

As kids grow and change, so, too, do their physical and emotional needs. Here's a look at children's health by the numbers.

Chicken Pox Vaccine: Right for Your Child?

Here are the essentials to consider when deciding if your little one should be vaccinated.

Treat Your Child's Flu: Dos and Don'ts

While some flu treatments may help your little one feel better, others could be downright dangerous. Heres important advice from a pediatrics expert.

How to Soothe Your Teething Baby

While the process of teething can be painful, there are steps you can take to soothe your baby's sore gums and help her be more comfortable.

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

You've heard they do. You've heard they don't. So, what are the experts saying about the real risk?

Become Your Baby's Favorite Chef

Why should you make your own baby food? Let's see, it's generally more nutritious, less costly, and it takes hardly any effort to get started.

BPA Plastic: 7 Safety Steps

Keeping safe from toxic chemicals is no easy task these days. Here are practical steps you can take to minimize exposure.

Birthmarks: Facts vs. Myths

Most of us have some kind of birthmark, whether it's a tiny spot no one ever sees or a prominent port-wine stain. But very few of us know the facts about these marks and if they carry any associated risks. Here are some birthmark FAQs and clarifications of common misconceptions.

Give Back: Volunteer to Help Kids

Giving a little bit of your self can make an enormous difference in the life of a sick child. Here are some ideas to get you started.

6 Sun Smarts for Babies and Toddlers

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. So, when fresh air and sunshine beckons your family outside to play, be sure to pack sunscreen along with your diapers, snacks, and other essentials. Here's all you need to know.

4 Tips for Healthy Multiples

Raising more than one? Multiples have special health concerns.

The Link between Mom's Symptoms and Her Child's Depression

Having children is an exciting, rewarding experience for most parents. For women suffering from depression, however, parenting is especially difficult and untreated depression can have long-lasting effects on their children.

Car Seat Update: Backwards Is Better

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its recommendations for car seats. Here's why and what you need to know to keep your little ones safe in the car.

In Utero and Infant Exposure to X-Rays

What precautions should you consider when it comes to these radiation risks?

Secondhand Smoke and Kids: How Much Is Too Much?

When it comes to kids and secondhand smoke, is there a safe level? And what does secondhand smoke affect?

When Should You Keep Them Home?

It's never fun when your child has to stay home sick, but here are some interesting findings about when it might be better to build up immunity. And a cheat sheet for when they need to be home.

Is the Flu Good for Asthma?

It might be difficult to imagine anything good coming out of the dreadful flu. But researchers have discovered that early exposure to the influenza virus may heighten the immune system's ability to prevent asthma later in life.

Why are Childhood Allergies so Common?

It's nothing to sneeze at. Millions of kids suffer from allergies and asthma. Here are some of the reasons why.
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